Mark Puczynski, MD

Board Member

“I trained to be a physician at a Jesuit medical school and dedicated more than 25 years of my career in service to patients within Catholic hospital systems. My life has been blessed and now I wish to give back to our community by sharing my knowledge and expertise so the people of Santa Fe and northern New Mexico have the highest quality of care, with innovative wellness opportunities for the future.”

A retired Board-Certified physician who specialized in pediatrics for over 35 years, Dr. Puczynski served as Chief of Pediatrics for Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Professor and Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Toledo and at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Having grown up in Chicago to parents who immigrated from Poland and Germany, Dr. Puczynski devoted much of his career to working in collaboration with inner city leaders on projects that provided real solutions by pooling resources and convening the necessary partners. One project focused on school wellness checkups for those students who had no resources so they would be allowed admission to school. 

For more than two years, he was a member of the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Community Health and Wellness Committee before being elected to the Anchorum St. Vincent Board of Directors. Currently, he serves on both the CHRISTUS St. Vincent and Anchorum Governance Committees as well as the Anchorum Impact Grant Committee. Coming from an extensive background in academia, numerous hospital committees and boards as well as his participation with various nonprofit boards, Dr. Puczynski has a deep understanding of the wellness needs of our community. Locally, Dr. Puczynski has been a member of the Board of Trustees for Desert Academy and volunteers for local nonprofits. In these positions, he has been able to directly influence educational attainment and achieved a better understanding of our community needs. He received his medical degree from Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine and completed his Pediatric Residency at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine where he served as Chief Resident of Pediatrics. He participated in an Ambulatory Fellowship with Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital. With a long list of professional publications, certifications, licensures, and as a member of numerous professional societies, Dr. Puczynski brings a wealth of academic and clinical knowledge to the Anchorum and CHRISTUS St. Vincent Boards. He and his wife, Sandra, enjoy their living in Santa Fe, where they remain active and engaged in the community.